World Order


In today¹s complex and interdependent world, groups of
people play a part in the shaping of national and
international policies of countries, the international
arena, and bringing change to the world. These groups of
people, specially revolutionary and terrorist groups, who
are outside of the recognized government can have a strong
amount of influence. The nations of Afghanistan, Israel and
Zaire, have the presence of these groups of people. 
 One such group is the religious revolutionary group in
Afghanistan, the Taleban, is a fundamentalist Islamic
militia. According to the Associated Press article of
03/10/97 ³Afghanistan¹s Taleban Protest to Tajikistan,² the
Taleban have control of over eighty percent of Afghanistan.
In the area controlled by this group they have instituted
strong Islamic beliefs. One of the most controversial of
the status of women, where they were not allowed to go out
and work or to go to school. At this point the Taleban are
seeking a seat in the United Nations and recognition of
their government by the United States and major world
powers. Their advancement to the border has caused, ³Deep
unease in the former Soviet Republics of Central Asia.²
As a revolutionary group the Taleban have already begun to
influence greatly both the national and international
policies of Afghanistan. This seen by their pursue of
recognition as the government of Afghanistan. Even without
recognition they have started to implement policies. The
status of women is in the view point of the West world one
of the important policies that the Taleban has implemented.
The unease in the former Soviet Republics of Central Asia
is the fear of the spread of this Islamic fundamentalist
movement to spread into neighboring Islamic nations.
 The February 14,1997 article by the San Francisco
Examiner, ³Israel Shows new willingness to deal with Syria²
by Elaine Ruth Fletcher, describes the current friction
between Israel and Syria. This friction is due to the
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Syrian
President Hasef al-Assad in peace proposals and territorial
compromise. The Israeli proposal is about a compromise of
the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. However, Netanyahu
wants the end of Syrian sponsored guerrilla warfare on
Israel by the Hezvollah guerrillas in southern Lebanon to
be the first issue in the negotiations. Netanyahu reason is
of making Syria accountable for the guerrilla movement on
the Lebanese area. 
 Peace in the Middle East, especially peace between Israel
and the Arab nations, has been a tenuous since the creation
of the state of Israel. The Hezvollah guerrillas in Lebanon
has been instrumental in the development of both national
and international policies for the nations involved. Each
nation has recognize and either supported the guerrillas,
such as the Syrians, or fought against them, such as the
Israelites. By putting it on the top of the list it has
forced certain actions and reactions by both nations before
any negotiations can begin, if at all. This applies to the
various Middle Eastern nations who are against Israel.
Peace negotiations are considered important on a world
scale because many of the Arab nations are also oil bearing
countries. Oils witch many nations of the world need, and
are thus important to their economic well-being. All of
this emanating from a guerrilla group supported by the
Syrian government.
 The San Francisco Chronicle, February 14, 1997, article,
³A Jewel of Zaire¹s Colonial Past Descends Into Despair,²
describes the conditions of the African nation resulting
from a continuing battle with rebels backed by Zaire¹s
eastern neighbors. The article explains the series of
collapses, booms and rebellions that have marked the
country since its colonial days, beginning and ending with
the current uprising. The rebels are trying to unseat the
ill and aging President Mobutu Sese Seko. The rebels have
already seized control of more than 900 miles in Eastern
Zaire and a large portion to the North of Zaire.
 Since the collapse of colonization, many of the former
colonies have gone through a change in the structure of
power. Some went under the umbrella of the cold war, siding
either with the American or the Soviet government. In which
ever case, throughout the world, with the collapse of
colonization and of the Cold war, many nations have fallen
into anarchy, Zaire being one of them. The rebels have
divided a nation. The overall impact of nations breaking
down certainly affects the country, but also the world. 
Groups of people who are outside the established
government, such as religious, ethnic, revolutionary and
terrorist groups, in the world have brought changes both to
their own countries and to the world. They bring with them
change in the structure of their own government and their
placement in the national spectrum. Groups can have effects
that are not bound by boundaries, such as the Islamic
fundamentalism of the Taleban. They can also have effects
that influence a small section, the Golan Heights, a large
area, the Middle East, and the world, with the implications
of oil. A group of rebels, such as of Zaire's, can affect
the world in which we live. 

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